The RA – An Inside Look at the Role, In Their Own Words

By Paul Rakszawski The Minstrel The Resident Advisor (RA) position is a complex one. Each RA is a full-time student, yet also manages to carry a full workload of responsibility away from the classroom. RAs are called upon to help foster community within their respective residence halls, mediate conflict among residents, and be available at the front desk of each building … [Read more...]

Internet filters implemented to make campus more secure

By Caitlin Lenker The Minstrel Upon returning to DeSales after spring break, students discovered a new feature when they accessed the Internet: Internet filtering software. The software was implemented on the DeSales Internet server on March 11. An announcement was posted in the Faculty, Staff and Student sections of the DeSales Daily that same day. According to the … [Read more...]

Ann Compton to deliver 28th annual Marcon Lecture

By Kevin Enright The Minstrel Ann Compton, ABC News White House correspondent, will deliver the 28th annual Frank L. Marcon Lecture. The event will be held on April 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Billera Hall. According to a press release on the University’s website, the speech is titled, "Inside the White House." Compton has worked at ABC since 1973. She has covered the White House … [Read more...]

Education dept. to go international

By Doug Hunt The Minstrel Starting with the 2010-2011 school year, the DeSales Education Department implemented changes in its core format and mission statement. While the change in course work requires more rigorous studies, the benefits for future DeSales education majors will be enormous. Starting with the No Child Left Behind Act passed by former President George W. … [Read more...]

Campus environment committee calls for student help

By Eliza Martin The Minstrel At the beginning of the fall semester, the University initiated the Campus Environment Committee here at DeSales under the updated institutional governance. With this committee, new awareness and initiatives involving the environment are being called to the forefront. The committee handles the entire spectrum of the campus, from … [Read more...]